Shaykh Rabee said, “No doubt (every hizbi who calls to tahazzub (partisanship) and makes his loyalty and his disloyalty for the sake of that group is considered an innovator), this is the most dangerous and evil of the people of innovation(1).
(Correct) at-tahazzub (partisanship) is for the sake of Allah, for the Book of Allah, for the Sunnah of the messenger of Allah and for the true believers. It is not for falsehood or desires.
Behind this group (the hizbi has tahazzub for), is innovation and misguidance.
So what is his tahazzub upon? (It is) tahazzub upon (false) ideologies, deviated beliefs and a wrong manhaj (islamic methodology).
So no doubt he (the hizbi) is an innovator.”
Ref: Ar-Radd Al-Kaawi ‘Ala Talbeesaat wa Dalalaatil Magrawi
1. Shaykh Ubayd Al-Jabiree said, “(A) mubtadi is general (term for all innovators) a hizbi is more specific (term for an innovator who has hizbiyyah with him). Every hizbi is a mubtadi but not every mubtadi is a hizbi.
For example, the one who celebrates and calls for the celebration of the Prophet’s birthday is an innovator but not necessarily a hizbi.” Ref: salafitalk.net
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